MADISONVILLE, KENTUCKY

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1946 To Year=2012
Station:(155067) MADISONVILLE
Averages Daily Extremes
Growing Degree Days for Selected Base Temperature (F)
Base Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Annual
40 M 81 113 290 567 843 1050 1191 1154 916 603 279 106 7194
40 S 81 194 484 1051 1894 2944 4135 5290 6206 6809 7088 7194 7194
45 M 40 58 186 424 688 900 1036 999 766 452 175 53 5776
45 S 40 98 284 707 1395 2295 3332 4331 5097 5549 5724 5776 5776
50 M 18 26 107 293 534 750 881 844 616 310 98 23 4499
50 S 18 43 150 443 976 1726 2608 3452 4068 4378 4476 4499 4499
55 M 6 9 54 183 384 600 726 689 467 192 46 8 3364
55 S 6 15 69 252 635 1236 1962 2651 3119 3310 3356 3364 3364
60 M 1 2 22 100 246 450 571 534 324 100 17 2 2371
60 S 1 3 26 125 371 822 1393 1927 2252 2352 2369 2371 2371
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 48 72 180 357 549 714 813 781 605 384 166 59 4728
50 S 48 120 300 658 1207 1920 2734 3514 4119 4503 4670 4728 4728
Derived form the 1946-2012 Data
M = Monthly Data
S - Running sum of monthly data.
Growing Degree Day units are computed as the difference between the daily average temperature and the base temperature. (Daily Ave. Temp. - Base Temp.) One unit is accumulated for each degree Fahrenheit the average temperature is above the base temperature. Negative numbers are discarded. Example: If the days high temperature was 95 and the low temperature was 51, the base 60 heating degree day units is ((95 + 51) / 2) - 60 = 13. This is done for each day of the month and summed.
Corn Growing Degree Day units have the limitations that the maximum daily temperatures greater than 86 F are set to 86 F and minimums less than 50 F are set to 50 F.
Table updated on May 22,
Months with 5 or more missing days are not considered
Years with 1 or more missing months are not considered

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